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Top 50 2011 Prospects

Welcome to 5 Tool Talk's first stab at the top 50 prospects eligible for the 2011 draft. It should be a strong year looking at the talent that will be available, highlighted by power arms, lefties and righties, from both the college and prep ranks. Among the college hitters, Anthony Rendon gives the draft one legit all-around player and polished bat at the very top, and George Springer gives the draft one legit 5-tool talent. The prep ranks in particular offer a nice collection of talent in both the infield and outfield. Two-sport stars Archie Bradley and Bubba Starling could be looking at what Zach Lee made with the Dodgers as a starting point for their future contract negotations, as teams may have difficulty prying them away from perennial college football powerhouses Oklahoma and Nebraska respectively.

Just missing the list were Charlie Tilson, Dwight Smith, Mason Robbins, Deshorn Lake, Harold Martinez and Ricky Oropesa.

Click on the players' names listed in red to take you to their Dandy Dozen scouting reports.

1
Anthony Rendon 3B 5'11" 190 R/R Rice
2
Gerrit Cole RHP 6'4" 220 R/R UCLA
3
Matt Purke LHP 6'4" 180 L/L TCU
4
George Springer OF 6'3" 200 R/R UConn
5
Archie Bradley RHP 6'4" 210 R/R Broken Arrow (OK)
6
Taylor Jungmann RHP 6'6" 220 R/R Texas
7
Daniel Norris LHP 6'2" 180 L/L Science Hill HS (TN)
8
Sonny Gray RHP 5'11" 195 R/R Vanderbilt
9
Matt Barnes RHP 6'4" 205 R/R UConn
10
Blake Swihart C 6'1" 175 B/R Cleveland HS (NM)
11
Jackie Bradley, Jr. OF 5'10" 175 L/R South Carolina
12
Dylan Bundy RHP 6'1" 200 B/R Owasso HS (OK)
13
Francisco Lindor SS 5'11" 170 B/R Montverde HS (FL)
14
Michael Kelly RHP 6'5" 195 R/R West Boca HS (FL)
15
Jed Bradley LHP 6'4" 220 L/L Georgia Tech
16
Bubba Starling OF/RHP 6'4" 180 R/R Gardner-Edgerton HS (KS)
17
Austin Wood RHP 6'4" 220 R/R USC
18
Travis Harrison OF 6'2" 215 R/R Tustin HS (CA)
19
Danny Hultzen LHP 6'3" 200 L/L Virginia
20
Robert Stephenson RHP 6'3" 180 R/R Alhambra HS (CA)
21
Dillon Howard RHP 6'2" 200 R/R Searcy HS (AR)
22
Jason Esposito 3B 6'1" 200 R/R Vanderbilt
23
Trevor Bauer RHP 6'1" 175 R/R UCLA
24
Josh Tobias IF/OF 5'9" 195 B/R Southeast Guilford HS (NC)
25
Ryan Carpenter LHP 6'5" 225 L/L Gonzaga
26
Alex Dickerson OF/1B 6'3" 210 L/L Indiana
27
Phillip Evans SS 5'10" 180 R/R LaCosta Canyon HS (CA)
28
Tyler Beede RHP 6'4" 200 R/R Lawrence Academy (MA)
29
John Stilson RHP 6'3" 195 R/R Texas A&M
30
Peter O'Brien C 6'3" 215 R/R Bethune Cookman
31
Alex Meyer RHP 6'9" 220 R/R Kentucky
32
Javier Baez IF 6'1" 205 R/R Arlington Country Day HS (FL)
33
Billy Flamion OF 6'1" 195 L/L Central Catholic HS (CA)
34
Christian Montgomery RHP 6'1" 240 R/R Lawrence Central HS (IN)
35
Jose Fernandez RHP 6'3" 215 R/R Alonso HS (FL)
36
Tony Zych RHP 6'3" 190 R/R Louisville
37
Tyler Anderson LHP 6'4" 215 L/L Oregon
38
Zach Cone OF 6'2" 205 R/R Georgia
39
Henry Owens LHP 6'6" 195 L/L Edison HS (CA)
40
Daniel Camarena 1B/LHP 6'1" 200 L/L Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
41
Brett Mooneyham LHP 6'5" 235 L/L Stanford
42
Dillon Maples RHP 6'3" 200 R/R Pinecrest HS (NC)
43
Christian Lopes IF 6'0" 185 R/R Edison HS (CA)
44
Mikie Mahtook OF 6'1" 200 R/R LSU
45
Andrew Susac C 6'1" 200 R/R Oregon State
46
Grayson Garvin LHP 6'4" 215 L/L Vanderbilt
47
Nick Burdi RHP 6'3" 180 R/R Downers Grove South HS (IL)
48
Jake Cave OF/LHP 6'1" 180 L/L Kecoughtan HS (VA)
49
Levi Michael SS 5'10" 175 B/R North Carolina
50
Austin Hedges C 6'1" 185 R/R J Serra HS (CA)
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Dandy Dozen

SP
Matt Barnes Tall, improving RHP with power FB
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Dylan Bundy Muscularly built prep RHP with + FB/SL
SP
Michael Kelly Projectable RHP w/ polished power arsenal
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Jed Bradley Big lefty shows + command of good stuff
SP
Austin Wood Big, power arm needs polish, experience
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Danny Hultzen Smooth lefty hits spots, changes speeds
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Nick Burdi Sinker-slider RHP follows Folty, Odorizzi
SP
Jose Fernandez Big bodied RHP throwing 97 recently
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Trevor Bauer Lincecum-esque with low-90s FB, + CB
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Ryan Carpenter Big lefty with good stuff needs consistency
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Tyler Beede Prep RHP screams projectability
SP
Henry Owens Tall, lanky LH - good stuff, great moxie

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